The move to a three-runway system will allow HKIA to handle expected future traffic demand of over 100 million passengers, nearly nine million tonnes of cargo and 607,000 aircraft movements per year by 2030.
Overall work on the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) project includes the reclamation of approximately 650 hectares of land north of the existing airport island, bounded by approximately 13km of seawall. The scheme also includes the construction of the third runway, taxiways and an apron with 57 parking positions. A third runway concourse will be built, while the existing Terminal 2 will be modified and expanded.
Mott MacDonald will monitor and review the impact of construction on air and water quality, noise, marine and terrestrial ecology, waste and sewage management, fisheries, land contamination and the overall landscape. Special attention will be given to the monitoring of Chinese white dolphins so any potential construction impacts to this threatened species are minimised or mitigated.
Eric Ching, Mott MacDonald’s project director, said: “Our customised geospatial data management system enables efficient on-site data collection and processing and was key to our appointment.”
Mott MacDonald has been working continuously at HKIA for over 20 years. The company set out the initial development strategy, led the design of Terminal 1, the North Satellite Concourse and the Tradeport Logistic Centre and was also involved in the design of Terminal 2. Mott MacDonald also completed the environmental impact assessment for the planned expansion of HKIA into a three-runway system. The company is also working on various other associated infrastructure contracts at the airport, including the midfield concourse.